Why we're here:
This blog is to highlight the unjust persecution of legitimate non-TV users at the hands of TV Licensing. These people do not require a licence and are entitled to live without the unnecessary stress and inconvenience caused by TV Licensing's correspondence and employees.

If you use equipment to receive live broadcast television programmes then the law requires you to have a licence and we encourage you to buy one.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

TV Licensing Goon Visiting Hours

A short but informative post today.

People often ask us about the times of the day that TV Licensing goons carry out their visits. The BBC and TV Licensing do not openly reveal this information, but we have no qualms whatsoever about doing so.

Chapter 2 section 2 of the TV Licensing Visiting Procedures, which is normally redacted by the BBC, says the following: "Visiting will normally take place between 08.00 and 21.00 Monday to Saturday and 09.00 to 18.00 Sunday and Bank Holidays as directed by the Enforcement Manager. Visits outside these times may only take place with the authority of the Enforcement Manager.

"Prime time visiting hours are 16.00 to 21.00 weekdays and all day at weekends."

Remember that a TV licence is only needed for those properties where equipment is used to receive TV programmes at the same time (or virtually the same time) as they are broadcast.

Anyone who does not need a TV licence is under no legal obligation whatsoever to assist TV Licensing and we discourage them from doing so.

TV Licensing goons have no more rights than any other visitor to your property. If a goon calls, the best option is to say nothing and close the door. By keeping quiet you are depriving TV Licensing of information they are not legally entitled to, but arrogantly assume they are.

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Scottish TV Licensing Goon Roger Caught on Camera

A Scottish TV Licensing goon has been caught on camera peddling his immoral wares for the second time.

The goon in this case, who goes by the name of Roger, appears to be visiting the property to confirm a No Licence Needed declaration by the occupier.

Poor old Roger was looking a bit bedraggled in this latest video, as he trudged around in the rain desperately trying to fulfill his hourly quota for completed Code 8 prosecution statements.

We don't approve of Roger's manner in this latest video. Not only does he poke fun at the occupier exercising his legal right to film, but he also outstays his welcome.

The occupier makes it clear that TV Licensing is not welcome, but instead of turning on his heels the bearded buffoon decides to argue the toss over the legalities of trespass in Scotland. We'd suggest that Roger's attitude is not endearing to the TV Licensing cause.

As it goes, Roger is wrong - it is still possible to trespass on private residential property in Scotland. Even if it wasn't, the TV Licensing Visiting Procedures and Withdrawal of Implied Rights of Access (WOIRA) Policy makes it quite clear that goons should always leave when they are told to.

Below, for educational purposes, we have transcribed the short encounter between goon and occupier:
Occupier: Who are you? What do you want?

Goon: Are you filming me?

Occupier: Definitely. Always.

Goon: You're very mature.

Occupier: I am very mature.

Goon: So you've told us that you don't have a television? That you don't watch live television?

Occupier: Ah ha. I've also told you that I've removed any presumed consent for coming on this property.

Goon: Well that's not so, because I'm able to tell you that that's not actually...

Occupier: It doesn't matter. But anyway, I don't want you on my property.

Goon: That's not actually legally applicable in Scotland, it's an English thing.

Occupier: I don't care. I really just don't want you on my property.

Goon: Okay.

Occupier: No offence to yourself. We've all got a job to do, but I'm not entertaining this conversation.

Goon: Do you have a television?

Occupier: I'm not entertaining this conversation. Thanks for your time.
Interesting from our point of view is the fact that when Roger shows his ID card it displays his name as just that - Roger.

It is the second time (read about the first case) we have seen a TV Licensing ID card bearing only the goon's forename. On that basis, we would suggest that Capita has adopted a new style of ID card. It would appear they are wising up to the fact that goons are becoming the target of public ridicule when their ID cards are filmed and their full names are uploaded to the web.

What a bunch of spoilsports!